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Football fan hands himself over to police

Officers in Pirniefield Bank in Edinburgh during dawn raids
Image caption 50 officers took part in the dawn raids in Edinburgh and the Lothians

A 12th person has been arrested and charged in connection with football disorder following last month's match between Hibs and Sunderland.

Officers carried out dawn raids at 13 addresses across Edinburgh and Musselburgh on Wednesday and 11 men were charged after being arrested.

A 25-year-old man from Edinburgh was arrested at Gayfield Police Station.

They have all been charged with an alleged racially motivated breach of the peace.

They are due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court later.

Offensive chanting

Supt Donnie MacKinnon, of Lothian and Borders Police, said: "Of the 13 individuals we were looking to trace, 12 have now been arrested and charged for the part they played in last month's disorder at a friendly football match.

"We continue to follow a positive line of enquiry to trace the thirteenth man and will use the resources at our disposal to bring him to justice as soon as possible.

"These arrests send a clear message to our communities, if you attend a football match to enjoy the game, we will do everything we can to ensure your experience is not marred by violence or offensive chanting.

"If you are found to be engaging in these criminal activities, we will work closely with the football clubs to identify you, arrest you and make sure you are barred from attending further matches."

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